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It’s Your Opinion That Matters

In my previous The Uniqueness That Is You post, I talked about how important it is to celebrate your uniqueness. Closely related to celebrating your uniqueness is understanding that, ultimately, only your opinion matters. Much of the suffering we force upon ourselves stems from our irrational need to impress others, even when those others are […]

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How Would You Spend Your Life If Money Didn’t Matter?

Every now and then I randomly stumble upon a video on YouTube that I have to share. This is one of them. I wish every person on the planet would watch this. This is truly great wisdom from the late Alan Watts. It’s only three minutes long. Check it out. I think you’ll be happy […]

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Do It To Do It

This relates in many ways to yesterday’s post. I read a book that’s changed my perspective more than I had imagined it would. Don’t Miss Your Life: Find More Joy and Fulfillment Now by Joe Robinson offers us the all too often ignored wisdom of pursing our passions and interests in life for no other […]

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The Personal Contract

I suffer from overactive achievement focus. I think many people do. Many people spend virtually all of their waking hours focused on achieving and accomplishing things. I know that I have for much of my life, and while it has resulted in some great things, it has also resulted in a steady and persistent internal […]

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The Secret of Happiness?

Do we actually create our own happiness? Is our level of happiness really within our control regardless of our life situation? Do we overestimate how one particular life goal or outcome might improve our overall happiness over another goal or outcome? In Daniel Gilbert’s TED presentation, evidence he’s gathered suggests this is the case. Daniel […]

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The Uniqueness That Is You

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss The pressure to conform is all around us. Our friends, families, employers, schools, religions, governments and organizations all take part in this pressure. Sometimes their participation isn’t conscious or intentional, but it’s pressure nonetheless […]

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Beware Of Systems

“Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.” Miguel de Unamuno Everyone is out to sell you a system. Diet gurus sell countless weight loss systems. Fitness experts sell an endless array of exercise systems. Spiritual leaders sell systems to govern your views of God and spirituality. Business experts sell moneymaking […]

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Getting Things Done

Over the years, I’ve read about and tried countless goal attainment systems. I’m sure you’ve investigated or tried some of them too. Most of them go something like this. Create your lifetime goals, then break them down to long-term goals, then break those down to short-term goals, and then break those down into immediate action […]

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